Possible Upgrade to newer OS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 06Honda, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. 06Honda macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
    I attached a shot of my basic Macbook Pro stats, was wondering if its possible to upgrade my OS with my current setup.

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  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    You can upgrade your machine to 10.10 for free through the App Store.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Yes. You can upgrade all the way to 10.10 if you wish, for free.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Feb 20, 2009
    Just a word of caution (my opinion only):

    If your MacBook still has a platter-based hard disk drive, you may find yourself very disappointed if you upgrade to either Mavericks or Yosemite.

    In my experience, BOTH of these seem to require an SSD (solid-state drive) to offer up a level of "performance" that is acceptable.

    Using an HDD with either of them may result in "beachball city", so to speak.

    So, if you want to keep the current MBPro -and- go to Yosemite, you almost certainly want to install an SSD, as well.

    Having said that, -IF- you upgrade to 10.8.5, you will find a more modern OS that runs very well, even with an HDD...
  5. mneblett macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2008
    +1 My late '08 MBP -- with Samsung 840 SSD -- handles 10.10 fine.
  6. got556 macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2013
    I dunno, I guess my 8 gigs of RAM helps, but my HDD in my mid '09 C2D MBP handles 10.10.1 fine....
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd look to upgrade beyond 4GB but since you didn't define your usage, its hard to say whether 4GB or 8GB would be better when running 10.10. All things being equal though, as others stated - you can upgrade.
  8. 06Honda thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
    I just reading; some stock trades; photography uploads and watch the odd video. No gaming at all.
  9. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I agree with this. I added an SSD to my MBP two weeks ago and it almost feels like a new machine. The performance gain is not to be underestimated.

    The drive is considered "user upgradable" on these machines and requires two screwdrivers (Philips 00 and Torx T6).

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